Experienced Pair Help Pakistan Rebuild Against Sri Lanka…

Younus Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq worked hard to rebuild Pakistan’s innings with an unbroken 84-run fourth wicket stand that guided the tourists to 140 for three at tea on the first day of the first test against Sri Lanka today.

Younus reached the interval on 77, his 29th test fifty, and Misbah on 22 as the experienced pair batted throughout the afternoon session to add 81 runs to the total after Pakistan had lost three early wickets in the morning.

Both batsmen rode their luck with Younus benefiting the most, surviving two lbw decisions and a dropped catch to hit five fours and a six in his 146-ball knock.